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Advanced Master Law and Finance - Leiden University

Law & Finance (Advanced LL.M.)

Why Leiden University

The Law & Finance programme at Leiden looks at financial law from multiple perspectives to illustrate the links between law, economics and sustainability.

Studying at Leiden Law School

Leiden Law School offers challenging, top quality education with many opportunities for talent to flourish. The law school is internationally orientated and has many contacts with universities, political bodies and the professional field. Our teaching staff combine a solid academic basis with current knowledge in the professional field. As a result the study programmes offered are versatile, topical and socially relevant. With our additional location in The Hague we are in close proximity to the political and international organisations that operate in the areas of law, justice and policy-making.

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Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

More reasons to choose Leiden University

10 reasons why you should study Law & Finance in Leiden

As a student of the Law & Finance Advanced Studies programme, you will benefit from:

  1. Expert instructorsYou will be taught by expert staff and guest lecturers who are internationally renowned in the field of financial law. Many of our staff are prominent contributors to or associated with organisations such as the  European Banking Institute, the Florence School of Banking and Finance, ESMA, supervisory authorities, major international law firms, consultancy agencies and alternative dispute resolution bodies.
  2. Professional skillsIn addition to the theory taught in the coursework, you will be trained in professional skills, including drafting legal briefs and real-life simulations of legal advice. We will frequently challenge you in holding plenary oral presentations.
  3. Study tripYou will visit important financial market players on our study trip and engage with legal professionals working in the financial sector.
  4. Unique multidisciplinary approach: This programme provides relevant connections between the legal, economic, digital and sustainability aspects of finance transactions on the financial markets.
  5. Global coursework: This programme includes an exploration of the EU financial law system and its international sources, including the role of relevant international standard setters such as the Financial Stability Board, International Organization of Securities Commissions , the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and related financial institutions, such the European Supervisory Authorities.
  6. International environment: In addition to the international focus of the curriculum, the unique blend of students and instructors that represent all continents makes our programme a truly global experience.
  7. Excellent reputation: Leiden Law School has developed its reputation for excellence by combining an elevated level of academic teaching with acclaimed and innovative research. Its tradition of quality attracts prestigious professors and professionals from around the world who teach you in a challenging and supportive atmosphere.
  8. High demand for graduatesDue to the vast amount of regulation  and the current demands on the global financial sector in the transition to a sustainable and digitalised society, there is a high demand for legal experts who understand the rules and policies of international finance and regulation.
  9. Beautiful, convenient location: The Law School is housed in two beautifully restored historic buildings located in the old centre of Leiden. We also have teaching and research facilities close to international legal institutions in The Hague. 
  10. Superior research resources: As a student, you will have access to several extensive library collections. Leiden is also in close proximity to the Peace Palace in The Hague, which houses one of the world’s largest legal collections.

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